Robert Richards


Philadelphia, PA 19143, United States

Practice/Organization Description

I'm a law librarian who studies legal information systems, and I keep track of the part of the information science field that studies legal information systems, called "legal informatics."

Bar Admissions

Member New York bar, 2007, on retired status as of December 2008.


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, May 2006; M.S., Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 1996; M.A., Communications Studies (Film Studies), University of Iowa, May 1994; B.A., English, Yale University, May 1992.

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Association of Law Libraries; Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association; Special Libraries Association; American Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; American Society for Information Science & Technology; Association for Computing Machinery.

Honors and Awards

University of Virginia School of Law: Received Robert E. Goldsten Award for Distinction in the Classroom, May 2006; Received Best Brief Award for Legal Research & Writing course, May 2004.

Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Received Hazel C. Rediger Award, August 1996.

Yale College: Graduated with honors and with distinction in the English major, May 1992; Received the Ralph D. Paine Memorial Prize for the Best Senior Essay in English, May 1992.

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